Port Moody's Zoning Bylaw regulates land use within the City. The Zoning Bylaw divides the City into zones, and each zone has a list of permitted uses and rules about how properties in that zone may be developed. 

Zoning map

Use our zoning map to determine the zoning of your property. 

Zone designations

  • single detached residential districts (RS zones)
  • multi-residential districts (RT and RM zones)
  • commercial districts (C zones)
  • commercial and residential mixed use districts (TC and CRM zones)
  • industrial districts (M zones)
  • institutional districts (P zones)
  • comprehensive development districts (CD zones)

Zoning regulations

When building on your property, you must follow zoning regulations. They are a set of rules that specify how a property may be developed and used. You should know the zoning regulations prior to applying for a development application, business licence, or building permit. Each zone designation in Port Moody has unique details that regulate the following items:

  •  uses that are permitted on the land
  • density of permitted land use (e.g. regulates the floor area of buildings and structures)
  • siting, size, and dimensions of the buildings and structures
  • dimensions and area of all parcels of land created by a subdivision

The Zoning Bylaw also includes specific requirements for the following items:

  • off-street parking and loading
  • electric vehicle parking
  • adaptable units
  • density bonusing
  • cannabis retail use

Amendments and minor variances

If you do not meet a regulation outlined in the Zoning Bylaw, you may need to apply for a minor variance or a Zoning Bylaw amendment. Variance applications can be made through our Board of Variance, or a Development Variance Permit application.